Saint Anthony’s High School Medical Lab

TRITEC Building Company recently completed construction of the Saint Francis Hospital Medical Education Lab for Saint Anthony's High School. The 1,500 square foot room was designed by Nemschick Silverman Architects and Anne Lombardi Designs.
Project Size:1,500
Location:275 Wolf Hill Rd, South Huntington, NY 11747
Contact: St. Anthony's High School
Architect:Nemschick Silverman Architects

Before the renovation, the room was a slab-on-grade storage area. The purpose of constructing this room was to perform mock surgeries in a medical theatre using an Anatomage Table. The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education. The technology is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. The table has been featured in a TEDTalks Conference, on PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation. The operating tables form factor combined with Anatomage’s renowned radiology software, and clinical content separates the Anatomage Table from any other imaging system on the market.

To create the theatre effect TRITEC removed the existing slab and excavated to the top of the footing to create tiered seating levels. Proper lighting for the surgeries and everything else the school wanted to do was essential to the design. TRITEC worked with Saint Anthony’s Alumnist Nick Graci on the Lighting. The lighting system is driven by an Electronic Theatre Controls Unison Paradigm control system. The lighting in the room needed to be unobtrusive but be capable of adapting to the rooms different uses. (12) ETC Source Four Luster 2’s give the ability to sectionalize the presentation area in any combination without the need to continually refocus the lights. These lights are capable of supplying millions of color combinations at low operating costs. Retractable lighting positions allow the room to convert into an intimate theatre space by adding a section of backlights that retract into the ceiling. Electronic Theatre Controls with the help of the Dulanski Group allowed Saint Anthony’s to have state-of-the-art equipment, easily controlled and accessible to anyone who needs to use the room. The room features a custom made VLT light panel to backlight the 8’ by 4’ Somers stained glass window. The light panel was custom built with two color temperatures both temperatures can be controlled individually to adjust the color and brightness of the light. The adjustable temperature allows the panel to mimic the light of day and bring out the colors in the glass.